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Huckstepp

By John Dale
  • ISBN Code: : 1922057746
  • Publisher : Xoum Publishing
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : True Crime
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Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Non-Fiction A true crime classic, Huckstepp investigates the murder of the charismatic young woman who has fascinated Australians since she first appeared on national television to accuse NSW detectives of shooting her boyfriend in cold blood. Throughout her short life, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp lived a dangerous existence. This is a true story, brilliantly told, of someone who was gutsy and determined – and who paid the ultimate price for speaking out against corruption and murder. In 2014, Xoum is proud to rerelease a new edition of this seminal work. Praise for Huckstepp by John Dale ‘A marvellous book, brilliantly written and researched.’ Louis Nowra ‘A significant, original work that challenges as much as it reveals.’ The Australian ‘Dale nails the treachery, corruption and decadence of a part of Sydney society that traces its origins to the Rum Corps.’ Andrew Rule ‘A brilliantly constructed record of one of Kings Cross’ most infamous characters. A great city story.’ The Australian ‘A fine and disciplined piece of writing.’ HQ ‘As gripping as a thriller.’ The Northern Star

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  • Pdf File: brunt-boggart.pdf

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A unique novel comprised of a cycle of beautiful and mysterious fantasy folk tales which combine to tell an unforgettable story This is a book like no other: a magical tapestry of folk tales, woven together to build a world that is as strange yet familiar as a half-remembered dream. It is an old world, a world of enchanted corn dollies and wild dances in poppy fields, a world of tricksters, lovers and fools. Through this world, Greychild must journey in search of his mother: from the village of Brunt Boggart, down the treacherous Pedlar Man's track, all the way to distant Arleccra, a city of treasures and temptation. If you follow him, a part of you will never come back.

The Stardust Thief

By Chelsea Abdullah
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316368962
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: the-stardust-thief.pdf

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Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights, this book weaves together the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp. Neither here nor there, but long ago . . . Loulie al-Nazari is the Midnight Merchant: a criminal who, with the help of her jinn bodyguard, hunts and sells illegal magic. When she saves the life of a cowardly prince, she draws the attention of his powerful father, the sultan, who blackmails her into finding an ancient lamp that has the power to revive the barren land—at the cost of sacrificing all jinn. With no choice but to obey or be executed, Loulie journeys with the sultan's oldest son to find the artifact. Aided by her bodyguard, who has secrets of his own, they must survive ghoul attacks, outwit a vengeful jinn queen, and confront a malicious killer from Loulie's past. And, in a world where story is reality and illusion is truth, Loulie will discover that everything—her enemy, her magic, even her own past—is not what it seems, and she must decide who she will become in this new reality.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

By Jane Jacobs
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 052543285X
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: the-death-and-life-of-great-american-cities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

A Dangerous Game

By Heather Graham
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  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Book Code : 1488028028
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 324
  • Pdf File: a-dangerous-game.pdf

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TROUBLE ALWAYS FINDS HER… Wrapping up a normal day at the office, criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and then flees, only to be murdered minutes later on a busy Manhattan street. Who was the woman? Where did the baby come from? Kieran can’t stop thinking about the child and the victim, so her boyfriend, Craig Frasier, does what any good special agent boyfriend would do—he gets the FBI involved. And asks Kieran to keep out of it. But the Finnegans have a knack for getting into trouble, and Kieran won’t sit idle when a lead surfaces through her family’s pub. Investigating on her own, she uncovers a dangerous group that plays fast and loose with human lives and will stop at nothing to keep their secrets—and they plan to silence Kieran before she can expose their deadly enterprise.

Too Dangerous For a Lady

By Jo Beverley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698175700
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: too-dangerous-for-a-lady.pdf

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The new novel in the Rogue Series from the New York Times bestselling author—and five-time RITA Award winner… Lady Hermione Merryhew, daughter of an impoverished marquess, already has her share of problems. The last thing she needs is an intruder in her bedroom, especially not a fugitive thief. She should scream, but the shabby rascal is a man from her past. Six years ago, at her first ball, dashing Lieutenant Mark Thayne failed to steal a kiss, but succeeded in stealing a little of her heart. She's older and wiser now. She can't toss him to the wolves. Besides, she wants that kiss. Now Viscount Faringay, Mark has never forgotten Lady Hermione, but he mustn't involve her in his dangerous life. He's infiltrated the Crimson Band, violent revolutionaries who plan a bloodbath in London, and if he survives the night he will be able to destroy them. Hermione is involved, however, and only he can protect her.

Dangerous Church

By John Bishop
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310302315
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: dangerous-church.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dangerous churches should be norm. Church leaders and church people alike shrink back from danger because we want safety. Jesus said that he's overcome the world and its troubles. Dangerous churches put everything on the line for the one thing that matters most: reaching lost people.It's dangerous not to be a dangerous church. The book is less about methods or even the message of God, but about a church that risks everything it has to reach lost people. Living Hope was birthed 8 years ago and has grown from five families to 5000 attendees, grown from one to 19 services on many campuses, and baptized 5,000 people along the way. A dangerous church sees what "only God" can do when it acts upon what the church is supposed to be. It risks everything to reach people.God wants us to live on the edge of our margin when it comes to mission and methods. So much of Living Hope's journey has been going back to the Book of Acts and trying to live authentically with the givens of who they were, where they were and what they had to work with. They learned to abandon agendas and short-sighted human plans, especially ones that copy what other churches are doing. That's when they found God's blessing. "We went from being a good church to being God-honoring church," he reports.Drawing insight from the book of Acts, this book unfolds the very personal journey of a pastor, and then his entire church, when they finally began to live a dangerous faith. The transition had a dramatic impact on the pastor's life and marriage, as well as on the congregation and its outreach. It opened a new sense of mission and incredible spiritual fruitfulness. The pastor is not only a radically different person today, but the entire church has become an atmosphere that values taking dangerous steps of faith. It will lead Christ's followers to become risk-takers who change the world through a revolution that begins with a dangerous grace. The book is story-rich with examples of the grace-filled culture from Living Hope Church through the experiences of its pastor, John Bishop. It will avoid a smug attitude that implies "we've arrived," "we're the first to live out grace" or "we're the best at giving grace." Instead, the book will convey a humble attitude of "we've got a lot to learn," including examples of mistakes the church has made along the way. The rapid transition of Living Hope will not be projected as a speed for other churches to follow (lest the book invite a crash-and-burn outcome at other churches). Thus the book will find its primary story in and from Living Hope.In 2007 Outreach Magazine ranked Living Hope as the seventh fastest growing schurh in the US. They have also been listed among the 50 most influential churches in America.

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

By Jerry Roberts
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810863782
  • Total of Pages : 862
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-television-film-directors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

Great Lives: David

By Charles R. Swindoll
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418568783
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 746
  • Pdf File: great-lives.pdf

Book Short Summary:

David, unlike any Bible character before him, had the charisma to inspire a great nation. Yet in other ways he was a most ordinary man-often gripped by destructive passion, rocked by personal tragedy, and motivated by political gain. Yet, he is the one character the Bible describes as a "man after God's own heart." In this first volume of the "Great Lives" series Charles Swindoll shows how David proved his love for God many times over in an extraordinary life that left an enduring legacy of faith.

And Justice For All

By Girad Clacy
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440122539
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
  • Pdf File: and-justice-for-all.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Captain Powers has one of his own crewmembers locked up in the ship’s maximum-security brig. Shortly after contacting STARCORE for a replacement Legal Officer, STARCORE asks John to go along with an experiment. John agrees and tells only a few select officers of the new Legal Officer’s peculiarity. They find out that while CW01 Mike Weatherspoon was stationed aboard the USS SCORPION, as the ship’s Combat Officer, the ship was destroyed. Only four persons survived the disaster. Mike had pieces of the ship’s computer blasted into various parts of his body. Although he survived, with the help of modern medical science, many have ostracized him. During his recovery time, he had to be retrained to do a job other than combat. He was trained to be a Legal Officer. Now that his significant other, who never left Mike’s side even during the darkest hours of Mike’s recovery time, is stationed aboard the USS PERFORMANCE and since the ship needs a Legal Officer, this makes for a dream come true for Mike. Find out how long it will take until someone figures out that Mike isn’t quite human, nor is he completely machine, but a melding of the two; a cyborg.

Saddling Up Anyway

By Patrick Dearen
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Book Code : 1461635926
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Members : 811
  • Pdf File: saddling-up-anyway.pdf

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Every time a cowhand dug his boot into the stirrup, he knew that this ride could carry him to trail's end. In real stories told by genuine cowboys, this book captures the everyday perils of the "flinty hoofs and devil horns of an outlaw steer, the crush of a half-ton of fury in the guise of a saddle horse, the snap of a rope pulled taut enough to sever digits. Threats took many forms, all of them sudden, most inescapable—a whooshing arrow or exploding slug, a raging river ready to drag him to the depths, and lightning that rattled bones and deafened if it missed, or came with silent finality if it didn't." Whether destined to be remembered or forgotten, a cowhand clung to life with all the zeal with which he approached his trade. He was the most loyal of employees, repeatedly putting his neck on the line for a mere dollar a day. Patrick Dearen has brought these reckless and risky adventures to life with colorful stories from interviews with 76 men who cowboyed in the West before 1932 as well as 150 archival interviews and written accounts from as early as the 1870s and well into the mid-twentieth century.

Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children [2 volumes]

By Joy D. Osofsky,Betsy McAlister Groves
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440852596
  • Total of Pages : 612
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 247
  • Pdf File: violence-and-trauma-in-the-lives-of-children-2-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explains the neurological, emotional, and behavioral impacts of violence and trauma experienced by newborns, infants, children, and teenagers. • Explains the effects of a range of types of violence and trauma, including child abuse, sexual abuse, family violence, teen dating violence, loss of parent or caregiver, exposure to natural disaster, and more • Addresses the impacts of violence and trauma during infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence • Details mental health interventions to encourage resilience and posttraumatic growth • Describes how public systems from schools to pediatric and obstetrical clinics to juvenile justice systems identify and work with children affected by violence and trauma